You’re not necessarily after a degree, but you are after an education. The application is the same, but we do have a few extra guidelines for you. If you’ve got questions, just give us a call or send us an email.
You are classified as a non-degree student if you are:
- Not wanting to pursue a degree but want to enroll in a class
- Taking a class for personal interest
- Visiting from another college or university outside the Purdue system
- Preparing for further education or improving job-related skills
Typically, our non-degree students are limited to enrolling in a maximum of seven credit hours per semester during the fall and spring, and four credit hours during the summer session. Non-degree students may apply no more than 18 semester hours of work towards an undergraduate degree at Purdue University.
Non-degree-seeking students may be admitted in the following circumstances:
Visiting Non-Degree Seeking Students
A student who is currently pursuing a degree at another college/university, but taking courses with Purdue Northwest. Those who wish to enroll for one semester must submit a completed application.
Adults with special interests and expertise who are enrolling for personal enrichment. Transcripts of credits and SAT scores are recommended but not required.
Students applying for the Certificate in Supervision
Transcripts of credits and SAT scores are recommended but not required.
Students applying for Post-Baccalaureate Certificates in Information Systems and Computer Programming, in Statistics, in Facilities Management, in Electrical Engineering Technology and in Writing
Transcripts from accredited institutions of higher education are required to verify receipt of an appropriate bachelor’s degree.
Employees of local businesses and industries who need further education in specific areas may enroll in selected courses with the recommendation of their employers. Transcripts of credits and SAT scores are recommended and may be required for advising purposes.
High School Students
High school students must meet the university’s admission requirements as determined by the student’s rank in class, test scores and strength of college preparatory program. High school students may take courses for credit at Purdue Northwest in two different circumstances:
- Dual Credit/Concurrent Enrollment: High school students interested in earning college credit while still enrolled in high school should contact their school counselor for an online application link. Please visit the Concurrent Enrollment web page for more information.
- Non-degree seeking high school students taking courses at PNW on campus: Students who have completed a minimum of four semesters of high school, taken an SAT/PSAT or ACT, and who are interested in earning college credit. Please print this application to complete with your school counselor and send to Purdue Northwest along with your official high school transcript.
Once all the required documents are ready to be submitted, please send them by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or send to:
Office of Admissions
Lawshe Hall, Room 130
2200 169th Street
Hammond, Indiana 46323